Arro, the French restaurant from the ELM Group, is shuttering. The last day will be Friday, February 5. Bridget Dunlap, the Austin bar entrepreneur, is taking over the location. Update, 3 p.m.: It looks like Dunlap's new bar, Parlor & Yard, will be centered on old time sports and games, set to quickly reopen this month.
In a statement, ELM founding partner Scott Hentschel said,
We carefully considered the pros and cons, and ultimately decided that selling made the most sense for the area and would provide the least risk and highest return for our investors.
Arro’s staff will be relocated to other restaurants within the group: Easy Tiger, 24 Diner, Italic, and forthcoming Irene’s. During its last week, the restaurant is hosting a special menu from executive chef Andrew Curren, paired with half-off wines selected by beverage director Craig Collins and drinks, from Wednesday February 3 until the last day.
Arro recently revamped the bar and added an outdoor patio to keep up with the drinking crowds of West 6th. ELM opened the restaurant in July 2013.